The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the Nobel Prize jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. Tuesday, October 09, 2012New Findings on the Formation of Body Pigment The skin's pigment cells can be formed from completely different cells than has hitherto been thought, a new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows. The results, which are published in the journal Cell, also mean the discovery of a new kind of stem cell. Thursday, October 22, 2009Cell-IQ® Cell Imaging System Aids Fertility Research at Karolinska Cell-IQ® platform helps investigate mechanisms of infertility and oocyte maturation, and for characterization of human embryonic stem cell lines. Thursday, July 09, 2009Stem Cell Research Aims to Tackle Parkinson's Disease New ways to grow brain cells in the laboratory could eventually provide a way to treat Parkinson's disease, scientists say. Wednesday, January 23, 2008Stem Cell Team Wins 2007 Nobel for Medicine Stem cell researchers Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies won the 2007 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for their work on gene changes in mice using embryonic cells. Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Common Cell Transformed into Master Heart Cell By genetically reprogramming the most common type of cell in mammalian connective tissue, researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison have generated master heart cells — primitive progenitors that form the developing heart.Improving Regenerative Medicine Lab-created stem cells may lack key characteristics, UCLA research finds.Muscles on-a-Chip This study may help explain why stem cell-based therapies have so far shown limited benefits for heart attack patients in clinical trials.3-D Printed Lifelike Liver Tissue for Drug Screening A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling. Therapeutic Approach Gives Hope for Multiple Myeloma A new therapeutic approach tested by a team from Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (CIUSSS-EST, Montreal) and the University of Montreal gives promising results for the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow currently considered incurable with conventional chemotherapy and for which the average life expectancy is about 6 or 7 years.Cat Stem Cell Therapy Gives Humans Hope By the time Bob the cat came to the UC Davis veterinary hospital, he had used up most of his nine lives. Bile Acid Supports Production of Blood Stem Cells A research group at Lund University has been able to show that bile acid is transferred from the mother to the foetus via the placenta to enable the foetus to produce blood stem cells.New Biomarker to Assess Stem Cells Developed A research team led by scientists from UCL have found a way to assess the viability of 'manufactured' stem cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The team's discovery offers a new way to fast-track screening methods used in stem cell research.Tricked-Out Immune Cells Could Attack Cancer New cell-engineering technique may lead to precision immunotherapies.Edited Stem Cells Offer Hope of Precision Therapy for Blindness Findings raise the possibility of treating blinding eye diseases using a patient's own corrected cells as replacement tissue.